Title: And Then There Were None Summary: Seven guests, a newly hired personal secretary and two staff are gathered on an isolated island by an absent host and someone begins killing them off one by one. They work together to determine who is the killer? Directed by: René Clair Actors: Directed by René Clair. With Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward Production Company: Rene Clair Productions Release Date: 31 October 1945 (USA) Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Seven guests, a newly hired personal secretary and two staff are gathered for a weekend on an isolated island by the hosts the Owens who are delayed. At dinner a record is played and the host's message alleges that all the people present are guilty of murder and suddenly the first of them is dead, then the next - It seems that one of them is the murderer but the leading person is always the person who is murdered next and at last only two people are left.
October 14, 2019 Subject:
Well Done None
A very entertaining version of the Agatha Christie story with great direction from Rene Clair of s fine screenplay bu Dudley Nichols, with fine cinematography by Lucien N. Andriot, great music composed by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and conducted by Charles Previn. There are only ten principal actors and they all give fine performances. However, I can only give it 4 stars because there are some quibbles: considering the fact that it is about ten people, stuck in a mansion isolated on an island lacking both a phone and a boat, who are being murdered one at a time, the sense of fear and tension would have benefited from an edgier approach - with a more film noirish sensibility. And, it might have been 10-15 minutes shorter - while you might call this version lyrical or drawn-out. Nevertheless, its an enjoyable movie.